CFP: BCLA Summer Graduate Reception

Call for Papers
BCLA Summer Graduate Reception: Environments
Wednesday 8 June 2016, University of Essex

We are pleased to announce that the British Comparative Literature Association will be hosting a Graduate Reception on the evening of Wednesday 8 June 2016.

The theme for this year’s Summer Reception is “Environments” and we have three slots available for postgraduates to give a 20-minute paper on any aspect of their research in Comparative Literature that addresses literature’s multiple environments, such as socio-political, ethical, aesthetic, scientific, theoretical, natural, and so on, or examines the way in which the environment and environmental studies figure in the discipline of Comparative Literature. Submissions need not be limited to these parameters and we welcome broad and creative interpretations of this theme.

Our keynote speaker for the evening is Dr Susan Oliver (Reader in Literature at the University of Essex) whose talk is titled “Reading the Environment: Landscaping Violence and Restitution?”

BCLA Graduate Receptions are friendly evening seminars which offer postgraduates working in Comparative Literature and related fields the opportunity to present their work to peers and academics, followed by an informal wine reception.

The deadline for abstracts (up to 250 words) is Wednesday 18 May 2016; please send abstracts to us. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.